As many of you already know, New Jersey got the brunt of Hurricane Sandy. Haunting images have emerged that show the incredible devastation it caused particularly along its coast. Waves washing over a roller coaster, a house partially standing and cars buried in sand are just some of the scenes that seem almost too surreal to be real.
When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got his first good look Tuesday of the destruction in his state, he labeled it “unthinkable.” On Wednesday, President Obama joined the governor to assess the hurricane damage both on the ground and in the air, where they witnessed flattened houses, flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a still-burning fire along the incredibly battered New Jersey coastline.
Now here are 12 surreal scenes of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. For what it’s worth, New Jersey, we’re thinking about you.